Obama announces re-election bid in 2012
Updated: 2011-04-04 20:18
WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama will run for a second term in 2012, his campaign announced Monday in a web video and in e-mails to his supporters.
The US presidential election is due in November 2012.
As a Democrat, Obama served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004. He was elected in the congressional elections in 2004 as a US senator.
He made history in 2008 presidential election as he became the first African-American president in the United States and gained unprecedented high popularity with his promise of bringing the country "change we can believe in."
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